We had the good fortune of connecting with Todd Simmons and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Todd, what role has risk played in your life or career?
When faced with critical career choices over the last twenty years, I’ve tended to place more value on the choices that would prompt movement in some way, whether geographcial, intellectual, or in developing a specialized skill set. The risk of this approach is often a sort clear-cutting of some stable foundation. I’ve been okay with that because the trade-off is the ability to honor and feed my own curiosity.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I like to say that Wolverine Farm exists to open up the possibilities for the imagination. We’re like a big set of keys that lead to many doorways, or a map that you get to fill in the names and places.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love taking friends tubing down the Poudre in late June, just when the water is past peaking. Then we’d probably walk downtown, visit Perelandra Bookshop–the best collection in Colorado!–and get some drinks at The Forge. And then maybe some tacos at Vatos.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Developing Wolveirne Farm over the last 18 years, I’ve been blessed with help from hundreds of amazing volunteers, co-conspirators, and colleagues. I honestly cannot think of a working a single day without someone offering to help. It’s been completely ovewhelming and humbles me to my core to think of how much help I’ve received.